Help Tanner Take on his Tumor

$29,071 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 339 people in 18 months
Megan Zelones
on behalf of Samuel Sola
A few months ago the world of one amazing family was turned upside down when their beautiful 2 year old son Tanner was diagnosed with cancer. Tanner has been diagnosed with a low grade astrocytoma which is located in his cervical spine.

Tanner's journey began when his father Samuel (Tista) Sola and his mother Danielle Ward had some concerns regarding the limited use of one of his arms. His parents took him to the doctor who recommended a MRI scan to check for a possible cause. 
Unfortunately the scan showed a large mass in his cervical spine.
Shorty after the imaging Tanner underwent a very long, very scary, and very costly surgery in an attempt to remove the mass that is located in a very delicate place, high in his cervical spinal canal.

A biopsy was taken, but unfortunatly not a large volume of the tumor was removed due to the risk of paralysis and other neurological defects.

With the biopsy that was taken, Tanner's cancer diagnosis was confirmed. 
Within weeks of surgery, Tanner underwent another procedure to have a port placed and he has since begun chemotherapy.

The plan for Tanner currently is to undergo chemotherpy treatment for a minimum of 1 year. With the hopes of stopping the tumor from growing and causing irreversible damage to his spinal cord.

Tanner will likely need several more rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries throughout his life. This will be a lifelong battle for this little boy and his family.

Our hope is to help raise money for this hard working family and to aid them with the astronomical medical bills that are associated with multiple rounds of surgeries and chemotherapy treatments.
We are hopeful that any financial burden we can alleviate will allow the parents some relief.
We just want them to be able to spend more time making memories and living life with their precious son.

Please help this family that is undergoing unimaginable stress and grief. We want to help them NOW as medical bills are already piling up. No dontation is too small, every little bit helps and will mean the world to this family and the people around them who love and care for them deeply.

Thank you for helping to support Tanner and his fight against cancer!

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We are a few months shy of what would be Tanner's completion of 1 year of treatment. However, he had to stop his chemotherapy a few months early due to continually low lab values which made it too dangerous for him to continue his medication. It was taking his body to long to recover between treatments safely.

So for now Tanner and his family are in the watch and wait phase. He still has regular doctor visits, blood work, and imaging scans to monitor his tumor and overall health. He still takes expensive overnight trips to Boston Children's to meet with other experts in the field of pediatric brain and central nervous system tumors.

Tanner and his family are strong and brave and surrounded by love and support. Let's continue to pray for this little boy and his family as they continue their journey.

Thank you to everyone who loves and supports them in any and all ways possible and to those who are able to donate to this cause.

Fight on Little Man!
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We are about 6 months into Tanners first year of treatment (and about half way to our goal). Tanner continues to receive regular chemotherapy and his tumor remains stable. Let's continue to send love, thoughts, and prayers to this amazing family and their brave little boy.
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We are 1 week into the fundraiser for Tanner's fight against his tumor... I am so thankful to friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, and strangers for their generosity, love, and support.
There is still plenty of time to spread the word, make donations, and get more people aware. Please continue to share this cause with those in your life via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, word of mouth, whatever...
Much love to everyone!!
An update on Tanner- he continues to get his weekly chemotherapy infusions and is a tough little guy... you got this Tanner! You are loved and supported!
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It has been abou 36 hours since we started this go fund me page for our dear friends and colleagues. We are off to a great start but still have a long way to go. Please continue to support this family during their time of need. Donations are amazing! Sharing this with friends and family via facebook, email, twitter, etc. is amazing too! Thank you for your love and support!
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$29,071 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 339 people in 18 months
Created May 6, 2017
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